Original Posting At http://virtualmethodist.blogspot.com/2020/03/lentart-healing-of-blind-man.html
Unusually for this series of #LentArt posts todays was originally specifically created to illustrate a Biblical version. Eduourd Léon Edy-Legrand (1892−1970) was a French artist who specialized in creating illustrations for advertising and publishing. In 1950 he was commissioned to illustrate a new translation of the Bible by Robert Tamisier and François Amiot, including this illustration of Jesus Healing the Blind Man. I’m not sure exactly which healing it originally referred to but it could easily be one of those referred to in today’s gospel reading from the lectionary:
Feel for the people we most avoid.
Strange or bereaved or never employed;
Feel for the women and feel for the men
who fear that their living is all in vain.